A Long Beach Police Department officer is under investigation after sharing images of himself on his personal Instagram page holding a baton over a bloodied sidewalk after violent protests. 

Last week, nationwide peaceful protests gave way to riots that saw stores looted and buildings destroyed in response to police brutality following the killing of George Floyd. Last Sunday, in the greater Los Angeles area, police met demonstrators with rubber bullets and batons, reported The Hill. 

During last Sunday’s clash with peaceful protestors, Jacob Delgado posted a photo of himself on Instagram alongside other officers with the caption "Back up, on the way," according to Buzzfeed News. He then posted to his Instagram story a photo with the baton.

Delgado deleted the photo, but his brother had already shared the image with the caption “Bro getting his.”

Police officials confirmed that officers have a social media policy that requires them to "use appropriate discretion when posting photographs or speech that may jeopardize investigations or discredit our Department," according to KCAL. 

“The images depicted here are very disturbing and are not in line with the high standards we hold our officers accountable for,” said Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna.

"Upon conclusion of this investigation, disciplinary action will be taken, if necessary," the department stated.

The department went on to say that he had been removed from patrol duties. Delgado recently became an officer after joining the department in May of 2019. 

Delgado's behavior is in line with other officers who have been criticized for their force against protestors, as Blavity previously reported.

In Buffalo, New York, a 75-year-old man identified as Martin Gugino was pushed to the ground as he approached officers. Gugino fell backward on the concrete, and blood immediately started pouring from his head and ear. An officer rushed to help him but was pulled back by his peer as the rest of the officers walked over Gugino. The assault was recorded by WBFO, a local radio station, according to The New York Times. 

In Chicago, Police Board President Ghian Foreman was struck several times by officers during a protest in Hyde Park, according to WTTW. Foreman filed a complaint with the Citizens Office of Police Accountability, making it one of the 344 complaints filed against Chicago police on May 29 between 12 a.m. and 7 a.m. 

“It hurts bad,” Foreman said of the pain from the bruises he received. 

In Columbus, Ohio, Congresswoman Joyce Beatty was pepper-sprayed while standing in solidarity with protestors, CNN reported

"I was there because I wanted the young protestors to know that in solidarity, that I stand with them. You know, I'm a grandmother, I'm an elected official, but I'm a Black woman first and I felt the pain," said Beatty.

"We came out there to support them and be with them," she continued "It was just something in my heart thinking about George Floyd, thinking about all of the injustices, that I needed to be out there, thinking I was protecting them and it probably was not safe," she continued.